“We just closed on our home, now what?”

May 30, 2019

Grant Dean

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. You’re probably daydreaming about decor, paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.

Change the locks – Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful.

Steam clean the carpets – It’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before you start decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or just some plain old clumsiness. Take the time to steam clean the carpets so that your floors are free of stains and allergens.

Call an exterminator – Prior to move-in, you probably haven’t spent enough time in the house to get a view of any pests that may be lurking. Call an exterminator to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in your home.

Clean out the kitchen – If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances. #RoundRockrealestate #Austinrealestate #CentralTexas